October 17, 2016
Have you been enjoying Navy football, Annapolis? We sure have, and we know you’re ready for more! Thankfully, our team is coming back home this weekend to give us what we need!
This Saturday at 3:30pm, the Midshipmen will take on Memphis at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which happens to be just a short drive from our affordable Annapolis hotel. Parents and visitors, listen up because this is for you!
If you’re coming into town for the big game and in need of a hotel near the U.S. Naval Academy, please don’t look any further! Here at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis, we appreciate the Naval Academy as part of the city’s culture, which is why we’re offering a special hotel rate for all Midshipmen and family!
You read that right! Not only are you supporting your loved one and enjoying what’s sure to be a great game, but you’re also saving bucks in the process…sounds like a win/win to us!
Know what else is a win? Our free premium cable, free hot breakfast every morning and our free high-speed Internet.
Book with us, and channel your energy into other things…things that matter like how you’re going to pull off the perfect game-day ensemble.
Go, Navy Football!
October 14, 2016
Annapolis, how are you celebrating Halloween this year? And don’t tell us that you’re probably going to break out last year’s Elvis wig…or that zombie makeup you learned on YouTube. And what about the kids? Trick or treating is great, but don’t you think they’re ready for something new and exciting? Sure they are!
This year, why don’t you take it from us and visit the Halloween Happening Haunted Barn and Hayrides?! The haunted house features something for all ages, and the little ones under 6 years old get in free!
From October 14th to the 29th, visitors can expect to jump, scream and hide in the best possible way. There will be snacks and drinks available, and of course, an awesome hayride to seal your fate the deal.
Halloween Happening will be held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds from 7-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7-9pm on Sundays.
Have a frighteningly good time at the event, and if you’re simply too afraid to face your bedroom at home, book with us, and give your worries a rest! The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis provides a super-relaxing atmosphere – one we’re sure may be necessary after your spooky night out.
Our downtown Annapolis hotel offers free Internet, free premium cable and luxurious Whirlpool bathtubs to help you decompress. To top it off, we’re also located near the best Annapolis restaurants and attractions including the majestic Chesapeake Bay!
October 10, 2016
Annapolis boaters out there, the time has come! For the 45th year, the United States Powerboat Show is back in town and for a limited time only! Come out to City Dock from October 13th to the 16th and enjoy what’s sure to be a great experience. Just imagine it: sunshine, crisp Fall weather and the powerboats of your dreams. Ticket prices range from $5 to $48 and are on sale now!
Here’s a bit of what you can look forward to:
Boats, Boats and More Boats! (Obviously)
Guests can expect to see hundreds of the top boats including fishing boats from Boston Whaler, Yamaha and everything in between!
In celebration of its 45th birthday, the show will give away fun and exciting prizes like an Edgewater 170CC Deep-V Center Console Power Boat and a 7-day charter vacation aboard a MarineMax Power Catamaran!
Thursday, October 13th is a special preview day for the serious boat enthusiasts to peruse and shop for the latest powerboats – before anyone else!
Of course the show isn’t only for the boating veterans! There will also be free seminars every day presented by the Chesapeake Bay Magazine and the Annapolis School of Seamanship.
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis welcomes all boaters to our beautiful city. And please remember, our affordable Annapolis hotel is here to accommodate your needs. Not only are we located near the water, but we also provide everything else you need when you’ve had enough of it!
Our property offers free premium cable, Wi-Fi and hot breakfast every morning. We’re also close to great Annapolis shopping like the Annapolis Towne Center. This way, you can go back home with your beautiful new boat and some new digs.
Get your tickets and book with us today!
September 9, 2016
That was a rhetorical question. Sailors from all over come to the Annapolis docks for the United States Sailboat Show, so we know you’re excited! We are too. There will be shows, seminars and parties galore from October 6th to October 10th, and there’s a little something for every type of sailor.
Here’s a bit of what you can expect:
Premier Launch Party: The launch party will kick off the show with island music, food, cocktails, prizes and more.
First Sail Workshops: This workshop is for the newbies. This course will teach the fundamentals of sailing over two and a half hours.
VIP Preview Day: Sailors will have the chance to preview the latest and greatest in industry products, new boats and technology. You can interact with exhibitors and take advantage of special pricing.
High Performance Racing Section: Adrenaline-craving sailors can witness firsthand the awe of high performance sailboats in this special venue.
For those coming into town and in need of a hotel near Annapolis city dock, book with the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis! We’re located near the Chesapeake Bay, so you don’t have to think twice about a frustrating commute. If you’re also interested in exploring other parts of the city, we’re close to tons of great things to do in Annapolis – that is if you’re up for it after being out by the water all day.
This is your Annapolis trip, and we want you to take full advantage. Enjoy the show, enjoy the city, and enjoy an accommodating stay with the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis.
September 7, 2016
Get ready to sing, hum and keep a consistent foot tap with the city’s newest jazzical “Ella and Louis.” Created by Trent Armand Kendall, this musical follows jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald through a world full of endearing experiences and soul-touching musical numbers.
The show stars Broadway professionals Natasha Yvette Williams and Trent Armand Kendall as Ella and Louis respectively. As both the writer and leading man, this project is especially dear to Kendall whose credits run the gamut from TV, radio and theater.
Guests can expect to hear songs like Stepping Out, Too Marvelous For Words, A Tisket A Tasket and What A Wonderful World to name a few. The show will be held at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on September 25th at 7pm. Get your tickets now!
And while you’re at it, don’t forget about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis! Our downtown Annapolis hotel can make your night out on the town complete! We’re located close to the best restaurants in Annapolis so that pre (or post) show meal is not a problem. We offer plush and comfortable bedding that gives way to your perfect sleeping position. And with iconic jazz tunes still in your head, feel free to sing yourself right to sleep…you know, we’d encourage it actually. It sounds heavenly.
September 5, 2016
Can you believe the summer is practically over? The kids are back in school, and you’re this close to tucking those summer essentials away. But wait! Don’t close up the box just yet because there’s still one last shindig to enjoy.
The city of Annapolis will be having its Craft Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, September 17th, and we think it’s the perfect end-of-the-season closer. The festival will feature more than 100 select beers from regional and national breweries. There will be live music, engaging and informative seminars and tasty food all day long and all for your enjoyment. Expect to hear music from artists like Jeremy Ragsdale, Michael McHenry and Sparks, Raymond and McCoy.
There’s even something for those budding beer enthusiasts who want to get their feet wet. The Craft Beer 101 seminar will teach guests all the basics and fundamentals of the industry. You must register for the seminars on the day of, so be sure to get there early and secure your spot.
The event will be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and tickets range from $10 to $40. A ticket gets you a souvenir beer mug and all the samples you can handle at the brewery tents.
For those traveling in from out of town or those locals who simply want to make it a weekend event, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is the obvious choice. Our affordable Annapolis hotel offers everything you need to make your experience memorable.
We know you’re going to be tired after drinking and dancing all day, so we’d suggest taking a soak in our relaxing Whirlpool tubs to wind down. If you’d rather keep the fun going, however, we’re also in close proximity to the top Annapolis attractions and eateries.
However you want to end your summer is completely up to you. If you want to go out with a bang (and a beer) though, book with us and go to the Craft Beer and Music Festival. You won’t regret it!
August 22, 2016
Here at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis, we sure are! We’re proud supporters of Navy Football, and just like you, we’re gearing up for game day!
The first football game of the season will be Saturday, September 3rd at Noon. This gives you ample time to get your tickets, grab your favorite gear and book your hotel stay if you’re visiting from out of town!
If you haven’t, however, we’ve got you covered. Our affordable Annapolis hotel offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. We’ve got free parking, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. We’ve got accommodating rooms, relaxing Whirlpool tubs and even a large work desk for when you just can’t ignore that email. Trust us, our hotel near the U.S. Naval Academy works to satisfy all your needs. This way, you can focus all your attention on your favorite player and the big game.
Here’s a bit of this season’s schedule:
Saturday, September 3rd:
vs Fordham (Annapolis, MD)
Saturday, September 10th
vs UConn (Annapolis, MD)
Saturday, September 17th
vs Tulane (New Orleans, LA)
Saturday, October 1st
vs Air Force (Colorado Springs, CO)
And if you need to stock up on your favorite gear, be sure to visit NavyGear.com to proudly represent on opening day.
Get your tickets and your room today!
August 15, 2016
You’ve been looking for something new – something special for the one you love. Well, people of Annapolis, look no further. We’ve got your next date night covered. Renowned saxophonist Kim Waters is headed to the city, and tickets are on sale now!
Kim Waters is known as one of the top jazz musicians of his time because of his ability to please both his fans and critics alike. His mixture of emotion, romance and intellect in his music has garnered him the nickname the “romantic pied piper” and brought him more than 13 Number 1 hits.
He’ll be performing at Rams Head on Stage on Friday, August 26th, and we think you should make a night of it!
Allow yourself to be serenaded by the smooth sounds of his saxophone then head to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis to continue your pampering. Our affordable hotel offers plush bedding and premium cable if you and your beau want to cuddle up with a good movie. If you’d rather relish in the aftermath of Kim Waters a bit longer, however, we also provide relaxing Whirlpool tubs for you to soak, sway and sing all the melodies you desire.
Wake up to complimentary hot breakfast and hit the town for another amazing adventure. Our downtown Annapolis hotel puts you in close proximity to the best attractions and restaurants, including Chesapeake Bay.
Book your room, reserve your tickets, and get ready for an awesome experience.
August 8, 2016
Where did the summer go, am I right?! It’s like we blinked, and it was August already. But don’t lose hope just yet! There’s still time to throw on your favorite sunglasses and perfect that beautiful bronzed glow. No, we’re not talking about taking a dip in the pool or lounging on the beach. We’re talking about a road trip, silly! Imagine it: you’re riding with the windows down, music blasting and the wind gently caressing your skin. It’s magical.
Sounds nice, doesn’t it? We know. Hop in your car and head our way! We’ll even contribute to your gas fund.
Our Gas and Go Deal at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis offers you an affordable hotel stay plus a $25 gas card. This means you can stop in to not only rest and re-group, but also to cash in on a pretty sweet deal.
Our hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast every morning and free parking. We’re located near the best Annapolis restaurants like P.F. Changs and Cooper’s Hawk and can even help you unwind with our relaxing Whirlpool bathtubs.
And once you’re rested and all gassed up, be sure to take the scenic route by Chesapeake Bay to see the beauty of historic downtown Annapolis.
Summer isn’t over yet. Take advantage of our great deal and book today!
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July 15, 2016
It’s summertime, Annapolis. The sun is shining, and exciting opportunities are in abundance – one of which is the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. The theatre has been entertaining and producing plays for its residents for the last 50 years, and if that’s not a good enough reason to support, read below for 3 more!
1 – RENT IS NOW PLAYING!
Yes, catch this classic tale about young artists struggling to survive in New York City until July 23rd. There’s the HIV/AIDS crisis, passionate dreamers, song and dance, and groundbreaking story to push this famous play along for its 20th anniversary.
DCMetro Theater Arts called the show “a powerful, heartfelt and entertaining celebration of creativity and youth.”
Get your tickets now!
2 – ASGT IS A STAPLE OF THE COMMUNITY
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre has provided a unique outdoor platform every summer since 1966. Located in the heart of downtown Annapolis, the theater knows and respects its community. There’s no paid staff so every show relies on the commitment and dedication of donors, patrons and volunteers. Together, everyone works on one accord to give life to the “theatre under the stars.”
3 – THE THEATER IS JUST MILES FROM OUR ACCOMMODATING HOTEL
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is located near our affordable Annapolis hotel. We’re not trying to plan your special date night or anything (*wink*) but a night of timeless theater, dinner at one of the best restaurants in Annapolis and a relaxing and comfortable hotel stay doesn’t sound too shabby to us.
Book your reservations now to make this a summer you won’t forget!
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